Trump wins Missouri caucus, inching closer to GOP nomination

Former President Donald Trump won the Missouri Republican presidential caucus on Saturday, handily defeating Nikki Haley and inching himself closer to securing the party’s nomination. 

The Associated Press called the race in Trump’s favor at 12:45 p.m. EST, just under two hours after voters gathered at their local precincts to cast their ballots in the caucus. The victory, which was all but expected for the former president, gives Trump a boost as he looks to lock up the GOP nomination in the coming weeks. 

Trump’s win in Missouri is the first of several victories the former president can expect over the weekend as both Idaho and Michigan are also set to hold nominating contests on Saturday, both of which the former president is projected to win. 

Trump has won every state where he has appeared on the ballot so
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